Why I #FeelTheBern A blog post of approximately 3500 words & 10 photos republished on the Daily Kos: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/11/1483171/-An-Open-Love-Letter-to-America-Why-I-FeelTheBern Also, a new coinage: NEROING (links to FaceBook)Read more "An Open Love Letter to America"
A number of recent news bits like this post on Vox and this video, have pointed to the fact that the Democrats got 20 million more votes for Senate than Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections, yet are down in representation 46 to 54. Though the number itself is a bit miselading, still there is a lot […]Read more "Why Progressives Aren’t Winning Rural Voters"
A poem about anger, sorrow, healing and redemption.Read more "The Temple Closure"
So there was a recently a spurious patent issued for shooting video of a yoga asana class from a particular angle. From my view, this is the inevitable result of “yoga” not being about … well, yoga. Fortunately, there can never be a patent on the inner state of awakening that makes one lead a […]Read more "On the YogaGlo video patent"
Hi everyone, I have decided to focus my longer-form online efforts around a new org, TechnoTherapy. The vision is to hold a space for the integration of mobile/web technology into the work of behavioral health professionals. Please check out the site by clicking on the icon below. Really excited about this new adventure! This site […]Read more "Announcing TechnoTherapy"
A memory aid for rapid application of Somatic Experiencing technique for PTSD discharge. Numbered text below taken verbatim from p. 75-76 of Dr. Peter Levine’s In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. I strongly recommend purchasing and reading the book, and working personally with an experienced practitioner before attempting to […]Read more "SEPTEMBER Somatic Experiencing Mnemonic"
In sociologist Brené Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability and shame, she relates the story of a man who comes up to her at a book signing and asks why she doesn’t write about men. She just doesn’t, she says. He retorts, that’s convenient, leaving Brown a bit flummoxed. But then, in a moment of deep vulnerability, […]Read more "What’s the Harm in Teaching Men to be Tough?"
In a recent discussion with an attorney about the US FDA and the current state of science and medicine, he shared this joke to summarize his view: Comedian Tim Minchin sums this up best when he says, “By definition, Alternative Medicine has either not been proved to work, or been proved not to work. You […]Read more "Ancient, Alternative, Emerging Science and Medicine"
A friend posted to my Facebook wall this recent NPR article entitled “Do Vegetarians and Vegans Think They’re Better Than Everyone Else?” Despite its cheeky tone, the question seriously got me thinking about the community of vegans — do we think …Read more "Being Vegan"
A persistent topic among my Insight Meditation circle of friends is that of anatta — non-self. On this theme, a quote from Tricycle’s Daily Dharma was recently shared: The Limited Mask of SelfOf all the words we use to disguise the hollowness of …Read more "Evolving into Love through Self and Non-Self"